Participants will learn the technical foundations—through a hands-on composition activity—enabling them to formalize their musical ideas with the assistance of two classes of models—stochastic or random—and acoustic models used in spectral music.
Knowledge of music theory, participants must be able to notes and rhythms. Mastery of Macintosh computers (OS X). Successful completion of the course OpenMusic Introduction or of the OpenMusic tutorials through number 18 (fully understanding the contents).
Provide participants with the conceptual and technical foundation necessary in computer-assisted composition for use in writing.
- Friday Morning: Introduction to formalization; <omloop> review and further analysis
- Friday Afternoon: Stochastic models for music, controlling randomness; Distribution of probabilities (examples from the works of Iannis Xenakis); The OM-alea Library
- Saturday Morning: Acoustic models for music, micro-tonality and writing; The harmonic series, use of spectral analysis for writing, ring modulation, amplitude modulation, etc. (examples from the work of Tristan Murail) ; The Esquisse library
- Saturday Afternoon: <maquette>; The resources available in OpenMusic to continue your learning